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dc.contributor.authorLara, Ana Maria
dc.contributor.authorStuart, Keith
dc.contributor.authorKarpe, Jan
dc.contributor.authorFaeskorn-Woyke, Heide
dc.contributor.authorPoler Escoto, Raúl
dc.contributor.authorBrotons, Rafael
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-05T17:58:11Z
dc.date.available2009-10-05T17:58:11Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.citationLara, Ana Maria [et al.]. Competitive universities need to internationalize learning: perspectives from three European universities. "Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management", Juny 2009, vol. 2, núm. 1, p. 299-318.
dc.identifier.issn2013-0953
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2099/8231
dc.description.abstractThe process of restructuring European universities in order to harmonize their educational systems is rapidly approaching a key milestone as 2010 looms large on the horizon. This paper describes an approach to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) based on a real case study of students that belong to five European Universities (University of Burgos, Technical University of Valencia, University of Valladolid, University of Basque Country and University of Applied Sciences Cologne). The objective of this paper is two-fold: on the one hand, to analyze from the student’s point of view how they value the restructuring of teaching as a result of the Bologna process and what are the implications for students with regards to both their academic qualifications and their future incorporation into the labour market; and, on the other hand, to deduce from the results obtained recommendations which may help to guide teachers towards successful internationalization and collaboration between interuniversity networks, as well as achieving greater standards of quality within university teaching. Only this would permit an environment in which students are capable of developing the necessary competences, and put into practice learning outcomes. The results show that students value communication, innovative proposals and cooperation between universities; the internationalization of knowledge between universities has been positively accepted and this has motivated research to place a stronger focus on this aspect; it impacts strongly on scientific productivity, improves the quality of education offered by the teaching staff, and leads to greater student mobility. This strategy is intrinsically linked to learning from local experiences shared by members of the same university as well as from more global experiences made available through inter-university networks. It implies being willing to listen, to communicate, to engage in dialogue and means that we must seek to understand the potential contributions from teachers, staff and students that make up each university.
dc.format.extent20 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSchool of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ensenyament i aprenentatge::Ensenyament universitari::Espai Europeu d'Educació Superior
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ensenyament i aprenentatge::Política educativa
dc.subject.lcshBologna process (European higher education)
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Higher Europe
dc.subject.otherEuropean Higher Education Area
dc.subject.otherEHEA
dc.subject.otherCompetitive universities
dc.titleCompetitive universities need to internationalize learning: perspectives from three European universities
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacEspai Europeu d'Educació Superior
dc.subject.lemacEnsenyament universitari
dc.identifier.dlB-28744-2008
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.authorLara, Ana Maria; Stuart, Keith; Karpe, Jan; Faeskorn-Woyke, Heide; Poler Escoto, Raúl; Brotons, Rafael
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of Industrial Engineering and Management
local.citation.volume2
local.citation.number1
local.citation.startingPage299
local.citation.endingPage318


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